Summary: I needed this mainly for picture taking of ebay items I am selling. The camera takes very dark pictures and often blurry pictures. It works good enough for now but I will be in the market for a new one very soon.
Summary: Takes great pictures, when it works, which is rarely. After reading everyone else's reviews, I see I'm not the only one that had the view screen mysteriously go blank on it. I baby this camera, and it still died on me.
Summary: I liked this camera when I first purchased it. It worked fine despite a few cosmetic flaws. However, after about 2 weeks, it stopped working. The screen shows only black and if I take a picture, it just looks black. I'm disappointed in my purchase.
Summary: Sony has finally recalled this and other models for the black LCD screen problem. Other models being recalled include those listed here: [...] To issue the recall work order, call Sony 1-866-703-7669. I had just gone through the process, and it was rather painless. Hope this helps!
Summary: I purchased this camera in November 2002. For almost 2 years it functioned perfectly, then about 6 weeks ago, I suddenly had a black screen. It is now in for repair for the black screen problem for the third time in 6 weeks.
Summary: This was a great camera, for a while. Of course as soon as the warranty expired, it had problems. The first thing that happened (and also happened exactly to a cousin of mine with exact camera) was that you could no longer run USB cord directly from camera to computer.
Summary: I have owned this camera for 2 years (paid $280) and was well pleased with it until about 10 days ago. Then the LCD screen went black and pictures were black. After reading several reviews today from camera owners with the same black screen problem, I gave my camera a couple of whacks to the left...
Summary: Pictures are very noisy(grainy) and colors are inaccurate. Many fine textures and details such as woodgrain are almost completely lost. Lowering ISO settings help reduce the noise, but it is still there. Software bundle is pathetic. It's pretty much just a driver.
Summary: J'ai acheté cet appareil photo (cyber-shot DSC P51) en 2002. Rien à redire jusqu'à il y à 3 mois. Il m'a tout simplement laché. Je suis bonne pour en racheter un autre. Je ne sais pas si je vais reprendre un sony ou une autre marque. A voir...
Summary: Es increible que una marca tan conocida como SONY tenga unos productos tan malos, somos mas de 100 personas que compramos la camara de fotos Cyber-shot DSC p51 hace ya 2 años y justo cuando la garantia termina, la camara se estropea y la pantalla se pone negra y no funciona.